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By JOE LAURIA, INTI LANDAURO and NOUR MALAS The United Nations raised the death toll in Syria to 7,500 people and called for an immediate cease-fire, as conflicting reports emerged about efforts
At least one Western journalist seriously wounded in the Syrian government’s bombardment of an opposition enclave, has been smuggled with the help of activists into neighbouring Lebanon. News of the escape of Paul Conroy, a British photographer, and unconfirmed
A wounded British journalist who was trapped in the besieged Syrian city of Homs along with other journalists and activists has been smuggled to safety in neighbouring Lebanon. Paul Conroy was working
A Palestinian man has died after being shot in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, as Palestinian protesters and Israeli police also clashed near the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
By CHARLES LEVINSON CAIRO—Syrian forces reportedly killed scores of people during the sixth straight day of attacks on the city of Homs, as opposition leaders and international alliances moved on disparate fronts
CAIRO—Two explosions ripped through security compounds in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday, in an apparent attempt to sway the support of the city’s influential business community, as opposition in restive
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER RIYADH—A court in Saudi Arabia agreed to hear the first lawsuits by Saudi women challenging the kingdom’s de facto ban on women driving, a lawyer for one of the
The UN has again failed to condemn the Syrian government for its crackdown on protesters, after Russia and China blocked a Security Council resolution.
By JOE LAURIA in New York and CHARLES LEVINSON in Cairo UNITED NATIONS—Russia on Saturday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step aside hours after
31 January 2012 AI Index: MDE 13/004/2012 Download full file pdf iran human right Amnesty International is concerned that an ongoing wave of arrests of media workers and bloggers is intended to
By JOE PARKINSON ISTANBUL—The Arab League said it would suspend its monitoring mission in Syria due to the increase in violence, a move set to intensify Arab and Western nations’ push for
Fresh violence has erupted in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, a day after armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad barraged residential buildings with mortars and machine-gun fire and killed at
At least six people have been killed as Syrian security forces continued attacks on protest hubs across the country, activists say. Three people were killed in the Damascus suburb of Qalamoun of
After more than 60 years of dispossession, 40 years of occupation and 20 years of failed peace processes, the Palestinians went to the United Nations to demand justice. GUESTS ON THIS MONTH’S
With the harshest drought in decades, millions of people in the Horn of Africa are now at risk. Tens of thousands in Somalia have lost their lives to starvation, disease, and violence.
The world is undergoing seismic economic changes, from the international financial crisis to the shifting balance of power between developed and developing countries. In this new world order the International Monetary